HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

    24 Oct 2014, 10:41 am
    Burnley College has been fined £20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system.
  • Liverpool worker ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through mains cable

    24 Oct 2014, 9:49 am
    A labourer from Liverpool could have been killed when he cut through a mains electricity cable, a court has heard.
  • HSE Jobs – Marketing Executive,HSL

    24 Oct 2014, 9:14 am
    We are seeking a highly motivated Marketer, who is focused on outcomes and is looking to apply their existing marketing skills in a thriving environment that rewards dedication, ideas and ambition. This new role offers an interesting mix of marketing ...
  • COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

    24 Oct 2014, 8:45 am
    Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
  • Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen

    24 Oct 2014, 7:30 am
    The second in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key ALE issues facing the Oil & Gas sector, originally planned for 6 November 2014, the date has changed and will now take place on 29 January 2015.
  • Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs

    23 Oct 2014, 5:00 pm
    A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 
  • Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured

    23 Oct 2014, 3:47 pm
    Drinks company Diageo Scotland Ltd has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.
  • Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings

    23 Oct 2014, 3:19 pm
    The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.
  • Mental health service provider fined following patient fall

    23 Oct 2014, 1:51 pm
    Mental health services provider North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a resident service user with a history of trying to abscond fell from the first floor window of a secure unit in Harlow.
  • Employer sentenced after worker crushed to death

    23 Oct 2014, 12:17 pm
    A North Lanarkshire employer has been fined for safety failings which led to a worker being killed after he was thrown from a forklift truck and crushed.
  • NMHSAG: Health and Safety with a Festive Theme and Christmas refreshments – Bolton, 11 December 2014

    23 Oct 2014, 7:46 am
    North Manchester Health, Safety and Advisory Group meeting and presentation (9.30 start). Topics include: Christmas fire safety (at home and work), Christmas close down safety procedures and Health and safety for Santa.
  • BHSEA: Managing a Workforce Exposed to a Respiratory Sensitiser – Birmingham, 10 November 2014

    22 Oct 2014, 4:15 pm
    The main presentation ‘Managing a Workforce Exposed to a Respiratory Sensitiser’ by Professor Burge will be followed by a short presentation from Paul Smith covering the change in HSE requirements regarding first aid.
  • Keeping in touch with HSE – eBulletins

    22 Oct 2014, 3:00 pm
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  • Darwen scrap metal firm fined over lead poisoning

    22 Oct 2014, 10:32 am
    A Darwen-based scrap metal firm has been fined for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.
  • Layers of Protection Analysis: Practical Application and Pitfalls – London, 9 – 10 December 2014

    22 Oct 2014, 8:14 am
    LOPA is a risk assessment method used to determine and demonstrate how safeguards protect against known hazard scenarios. This course draws on that guidance, its relevance to other applications, and pitfalls during the assessment of a large number of ...